It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Having just been on the receiving end of a tooth extraction and a gnarly infection, the last 24 hours haven’t been very enjoyable. My digestive system isn’t getting along with the pain medicine I was prescribed, I’m finding it impossible to sleep in the required position (flat on my back), and since my girlfriend is currently sick, I’ve been sleeping in a different room to avoid catching it.

So yeah. Yay. Friday n’ stuff.

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Buried Under the Backlog: Trimming the Fat

Having too many games to play sounds like the best kind of problem, doesn’t it? “It never ends,” he says, swimming through piles of dusty game cases like Scrooge fucking McDuck.

Glancing over at my shelf, and knowing what’s on my console hard-drives, it’s a mix of games I purchased with an intent to play immediately and others I picked up during a sale. If the price is right, I usually don’t mind waiting for a rainy day.

However, it occurred to me during my recent attempt at stomaching the mondern day monstrosity known as Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, that giving up and moving on is just fine and dandy. I wish I would have considered this before wasting ten hours of my life, though. Continue reading

Xbox Games With Gold for October Confirmed


With more than a week to go in the month of September, the folks at Xbox are getting an early start by confirming the official Games With Gold lineup for October.

As always, Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One will receive four games, due to both Xbox 360 titles supporting backwards compatibility.

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Xbox Games With Gold for September 2016 Announced

With only a week left in arguably the greatest month of the year (happy birthday to me, remember?), it’s no surprise that the folks at Xbox have already revealed September’s Games With Gold lineup.

As always, Xbox One’s Gold subscribers have access to four games, since every Xbox 360 title offered through Games With Gold supports backwards compatibility.

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Xbox ‘Games With Gold’ for August Confirmed.


With less than a week until July kicks the bucket and August moves its shit in to our front rooms, the folks at Xbox have just confirmed next month’s Games With Gold incentive titles.

All month long, Xbox One owners can download the Dynasty Warriors spin-off Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. It’s not a bad game if you’re in to the musou genre, but if you are, chances are you already own it. Either way, it’s different from what we normally see through Games With Gold.

Beginning August 15th and running until the middle of September, last year’s WWE 2K16 will be available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to pass the time until this year’s game releases in October.

Both games cater to a niche audience, but hey, both are also full retail games.

On the Xbox 360 front, roguelike platformer Spelunky will be available during the first half of the month, before being replaced by Beyond Good & Evil HD on August 16th. Friendly reminder that all Xbox 360 games offered through Games With Gold are backwards compatible on Xbox One.

A solid list of games overall, pending you don’t have them already.

I already play Spelunky over on my Vita and Beyond Good & Evil HD on PS3, plus I just bought WWE 2K16 and its season pass during a respectable Xbox One sale two months ago, so the only thing I have to look forward to is the musou. That’s fine, I enjoy them and I’m sure I’ll give it a go.